Hoisin sauce is frequently used in Chinese cooking. It is made with fermented soybeans, spices and dried peppers. It is thick in texture, with a reddish-brown colour.
6 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Average
- Vegetable oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 375 g (3/4 lb) ground pork
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp white wine
- 2 tbsp water
- 400 g (14 oz) rice noodles
- 250 g (1/2 lb) bean sprouts, washed and drained
- 1/3 cucumber, in thin strips
- 8 radishes, finely sliced
- 3 pickles, finely sliced
- 4 green onions, chopped
- Heat the oil in a wok and saute the onion over high heat. Add the pork, garlic and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes, and add the sugar, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce.
- Add the wine and the water, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Cook the noodles in boiling salted water as per package instructions, and drain well.
- Shape the noodles into a nest in deep serving plates, and fill the centre with the meat mixture. Arrange the bean sprouts, cucumber, radishes, pickles and green onions on the plate in a decorative fashion, and serve immediately.
– from the book, “Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer”, by Richard Beliveau, Ph.D., and Denis Gingras. Ph.D